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Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a video montage ... out of my screaming scenes?



Michael J. Fox did a lot of screaming in the Back to the Future movies. So much so that there's a supercut of Marty McFly scream scenes. That's heavy, Doc.

Back to the Future is required viewing for all '80s fans, but every time I look it up online, I find something I didn't know about the films.


1. A very brief scene was cut in-between the scenes of the McFly family dinner and Marty being woken up by Doc's phone call. Marty is preparing to send his demo tape to a record company, but decides against it. In the actual scene that remains in the film, Marty shows up at the breakfast table with a sealed manila envelope, but it's not explained what it is. (Another deleted scene shows Marty peeking in on a class and seeing his mother cheating on a test.)

2. Universal Pictures head Sid Sheinberg didn't like the title Back to the Future and instead wanted it to be titled Spaceman From Pluto. It took a memo from memo Steven Spielberg to get the original title reinstated. (Other Sheinberg requests were heeded including having "Professor Brown" changed to "Doc Brown" and his chimp Shemp changed to a dog named Einstein.)

3. The script never called for Marty to repeatedly bang his head on the door of the DeLorean; this was improvised after the door mechanism became faulty.

4. John Lithgow, Dudley Moore and Jeff Goldblum were all considered for the role of Doc Brown.

5. Most fans figured out that Pepsi benefited from a lot of product placement in the movies. But another advertiser wasn't as happy. California Raisins paid $5,000 for placement, but representatives were upset they only appear as a name on a park bench in town. Their 5k was refunded.


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:12am]


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